Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. last night in denver romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8% what does the president have to say? he says forward. i think for warned is a better term. -- forewarned is a better term. >> reporter: romney is trailing the president in the polls, the candidate has spent many hours practicing he will huddle with advisers again. >> he's playing barack obama in these mock debates, i don't like him very much any more. >> reporter: president obama took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> the president: andrea, this is barack obama, how are you? that's right. >> reporter: with it was a brief break for the president who like romney has been rehearsing for days. senator kerry is playing romney in mr. obama's practice sessions. managing expectations saying last night the president is out of practice. last time he debated was four years ago. according to the latest poll, 56% of
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
last week. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: mitt romney is on the stump, drawing huge crowds, 9,000 in florida. >> you have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. [ laughing ] >> now of course we are hearing his excuses. >> reporter: new poll confirms rom tphaoep picked up momentum after the debate, president obama is leading three points after up by six points at his peak. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> report out in new jersey about the work of tsa screeners. the report says screeners at newark liberty airport executed pat-downs on passengers less than 17% of the time. they identified and took appropriate action on banned items 25% of the time. the report was compiled by undercover teams of tsa agents over several months. tsa says it will use the report to improve practices around the. >>> this morning commercial supply him headed to the international space station. >> 2, 1 and liftoff! >> spacex launched last night. the capsule carrying 1,000 pounds of supplies, including chocolate/vanilla
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in n
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama will be taking the first question. mitt romney will deliver the final closing argument. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> do we expect things to be cordial tonight or sniping? >> reporter: i think they are going to be a lot of attacks tonight. the big focus is on domestic policy and the economy. they've been going back and forth delivering a lot of tax on the economy. the big question is you will see those great one-line jabs from either candidate. they can be great but they can also backfire. it depends on the body language and reaction. a lot of lot of the political analysts are going to be looking for those. -- >> catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting 6:00 tonight and after the debate catch the middle 8:00, neighbors 8:30 jeopardy 9:00. 9:30 wheel of fortune, katie at 10, breaking news as it happens on abc7 news at 11. >>> i get in my car and i see it is 70°. i started to wonder is it going to be cooler today? >> mike has the answer. >>> tricky forecast.